How can CEREC - Same day crowns make your life easier?

How can CEREC - Same day crowns make your life easier?

Posted by PS Dental on Dec 30 2020, 08:06 AM

Thanks to the development and evolution of dentistry over the last few decades, dental procedures have now become more convenient, allowing the patients to get the treatment completed in a very short time span. 

CEREC Same day crowns are the new and improved way to get a crown, and it uses a state-of-the-art method that utilizes computer design software and machinery for 3D fabrications. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics; the term comes from the fact that same-day crowns are made of ceramic, or porcelain to be specific. It is the latest method of fabricating dental restorations like crowns, bridges, veneers, and other ceramic restorations.

CEREC Crowns

If you have a cracked or broken tooth that is compromised beyond repair, one way to save it while still preserving the natural root in place crowns. A dental crown is a cap placed over a damaged tooth so as to restore its original strength. They can be designed in the shape of teeth and can be made from metal, porcelain-fused to metal, resin, or ceramic.

However, the traditional crown procedure can be time-consuming; it usually takes at least a few weeks from the initial consultation until completing the procedure. CEREC Same-Day Crowns procedure can offer a solution for this as the procedure is completed in one visit to the dental office and is provides a cost-effective option. 

CEREC - Procedure

The CEREC system features advanced 3D imaging and design software that permits our dentists to fabricate the prosthesis right on the screen in our offices in 3D. When you visit us for the procedure, if you are found the perfect candidate for crowns, our dentist will use a digital hand-held scanning tool to scan and create a digital impression of your teeth. 

The images generated by the scans will be projected on a chairside computer screen, which the dentist analyzes from multiple angles, in high definition. This highly accurate data will be sent to a computer-aided milling machine, which carves out the restoration that is the right shape, size, and color to match your natural teeth from dental-grade ceramic in less than 1 hour. Since the data obtained by scanning is very accurate, the resulting crown would offer a perfect fit and aesthetics.

CEREC same-day crowns advantages

  • CEREC crowns procedure can be finished in a single visit to the dentist's practice, thus eliminating the waiting period.
  • Since CEREC crowns can be placed in a single visit, there is no need to use a temporary restoration that would be ill-fitting in most cases. 
  • Since the crowns fabricated by CEREC offers the best fit and accuracy and excellent contour, there won't be the need for any modifications to its contour once retrieved from the milling machine.
  • Different types of dental restorations, such as crowns, veneers, bridges, etc, can be fabricated using CEREC technology.
  • CEREC process eliminates the traditional crown procedure that can be messy and concern for those with a sensitive gag reflex. Digital scanning rejects the need to bite into a gooey mass to make a mold of the teeth.

Thus, the CEREC method simplifies dental impressions, and it's not only more convenient but also more precise, offering superior results! If you think a CEREC crown is the right choice for you, visit us; we have the best technology and expertise to place your crown in one visit. 

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